Library System Upgrade

Tuesday, February 27, 2007

During the next six months, CRL will upgrade its integrated library system (ILS) from a character-based legacy system to Innovative Interfaces’s Millennium. The upgrade will advance CRL’s digital delivery effort and the strategic directions adopted by the Board. The new ILS system will enhance public access, integrate effective digital delivery with other library services, and streamline the management and delivery of both traditional and digital resources. The new catalog features include improved search-results ranking, dual-language (English and French) menus, and collection-specific searches of dissertations, newspapers or digital only resources. During the upgrade, the system occasionally will be off-line for brief periods of time. A message will be posted on the Web site notifying users of any system downtime related to the ILS upgrade. Users can search WorldCat for CRL materials during the downtime periods.